Bruce Mukaba came from Luanshya, Zambia–where he was born and raised–to Waco, TX. Though he spent 15 years as an accountant in the global mining industry, his passion for ministry and public service led him to pursue a Master’s of Social Work (MSW) from Baylor University.

NeighborWorks Waco chose Bruce from other MSW candidates from Baylor as well as other schools. Though his career has been in accounting, Bruce has a demonstrable interest in community development. At home, he was assisting the most economically disadvantaged families to afford school fees, organizing assistance for elderly community members, and striving to help his neighbors thrive financially.

Bruce has been happily married to his wife, Martha, for 14 years. They are blessed with two daughters and a son. Family means a lot to Bruce. That is why he loves working with NeighborWorks Waco to assist low-to-moderate income families (and beyond) to grow financially and achieve homeownership.

His eventual goal is to return to Zambia equipped with the knowledge and experiences he received from NeighborWorks Waco and Baylor to create a community development organization focused on assisting rural villages and low-income families across Zambia. Bruce hopes to see the most marginalized of his people thrive. He plans to host financial literacy and development workshops similar to NeighborWorks Waco’s Homebuyer Education classes, and to assist families build, buy, and own safe and sustainable homes.

NeighborWorks Waco is grateful for Bruce’s diligence and curiosity during his internship here. The 2019-2020 academic year has unquestionably been strange, but Bruce has added a brightness that will be treasured. We look forward to seeing the ways in which his work empowers communities across Luanshya, Zambia, Africa, and the world, and we are grateful to have been but a part of that.

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